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Articles by Matt Cole

Matt Cole is an Associate Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at mattcole@randallreilly.com.

NTSB endorses use of onboard video systems, recommends improvements

The National Transportation Safety Board recently released a safety report on the benefits of commercial vehicle onboard video systems.

Average diesel price rises for fourth straight week

Diesel prices continued to rise in the week ending May 11 with the national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increasing 2.4 cents ...

FedEx employees in Chicago Heights reject Teamsters Union

FedEx Freight drivers in Chicago Heights, Ill., rejected the Teamsters affiliation in a vote last week.

DOT initiates audit of FMCSA’s investigative practices

The DOT’s Office of Inspector General has initiated an audit of FMCSA’s processes for ensuring that reviews of motor carriers flagged for investigation are timely ...

Bendix names next president, CEO

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has named Berend Bracht president and CEO and a member of its executive board.
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Peterbilt adds Bendix SmarTire system to several models

Peterbilt has announced it is offering the Bendix SmarTire Tire Pressuring Monitoring System on some of its trucks.

Q&A: CCTA’s Joe Rajkovacz on emissions regs and their impact on truck costs

A recent decision by a federal court denied the California Construction Trucking Association's appeal of the EPA’s greenhouse gas standards based on a lack of ...

Earnings report roundup: Celadon, Saia, UPS, Roadrunner, Old Dominion, Con-way

Some of the country's largest fleets have reported their 2015 first quarter earnings. Here's a look at the numbers.

Diesel prices continue to rise, jump 4.3 cents over previous week

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel increased 4.3 cents in the week ending May 4, according to the Department of Energy’s ...

Ryder among ‘America’s Best Employers’

Ryder System, Inc. has been named one of Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers,” ranking 62nd out of 500 on the list.

Proposed rule to amend medical qualifications for drivers with diabetes open for comment

A proposed rule in the Federal Register would amend the FMCSA’s medical qualification standards to allow drivers with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to operate commercial ...

ATA requests 30-minute break exemption on certain hazardous materials loads

The American Trucking Associations has asked the Department of Transportation to grant hazmat haulers an exemption from the 30-minute break requirement of the Federal Motor ...

Earnings roundup: Daimler, Cummins post increased first quarter revenues

Daimler Trucks and Cummins announced their first quarter earnings, and both companies showed increased revenues over the same period the previous year.

Kenworth adds Meritor Permalube RPL Series Drivelines

Kenworth has added Meritor Permalube RPL Series Drivelines as an option on selected, new Kenworth Class 8 on-highway trucks.

Earnings report roundup: J.B. Hunt, Marten, Knight, Landstar, Heartland, Werner, Swift

Some of the country's largest fleets all posted financial gains in the first quarter.